Talking to an artist from Cochin, India

  I’m back in India. It’s Saturday morning and before going back to our project area in the hinterland of Coimbatore I talk to a few local people at Fort Cochin, in Cochin: Here are the famous Chinese Fishing nets and a tourist place, too. How does life look here? A young artist gives some…

How cleaning agents can change a life

There are several re-used bottles on the bottom: inside there are very colourful liquids: red, yellow, blu, white… And there is a very special, but fresh smell in the air. I have entered a small room. At the back of the room some big containers are visible. “My Mum has joined a selfhelp group here…

What investors want to know

Are you going to meet a potential investor? Certainly, there are many options how to prepare. But the most detailed preparation might not always be successful. The question to ask yourself is which are the things investors will hear from you? Which are the criteria do take the final decision if to invest in your…

Is your social enterprise just social without enterprise?

Social entrepreneurship is more than just helping people because you want to help. If people help each other, it is fantastic, but if you want to dedicate your life to it as a social entrepreneur, you need a clear idea on how to make money and how to create a win- win situation. It wouldn’t…